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ME: After attacks on Bowdoin students, nearby church shuts out sex offender group

A church next to the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick has shut down a support group for convicted sex offenders, after college officials expressed concerns.

Last week, Bowdoin’s director of security, Randy Nichols, said in an email to Bowdoin’s students and staff that he had only recently learned about the group, which had been meeting every Tuesday evening for two years at the First Parish Church, on the corner of Maine Street and Bath Road.

Nichols said the presence of a group of sex offenders so close to campus was concerning, especially in light of a reported rape on campus on Nov. 10 and an attempted assault on another student last week. Full Article

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  1. Q

    The ignorance in this nation does indeed run deep!

  2. mike r

    This is sick. something happens and its sex related instantly the mob mentality lashes out and punishes people that are trying to get help. disgusting.

  3. Stephen

    The problem happened at the College, So the church should of told the college their a threat to the church.

  4. USA

    Well, I’m not sure what to say. I’ve volunteered for Prison Ministries and to be honest, it was one of the most rewarding things that I’ve ever done. The men where rather shocked that people care. Now, you had men coming together at a church to support one another and talk about issues and people complained? This is terrible. I feel for the men and I would have stood my ground!

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